The catch is that the more questions they are asked, the harder they get.
Reference: Our God, will you not judge them? For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12 NIV)
Explore: In the show, ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’, contestants have to answer trivia questions. The more questions they answer correctly, the more money they win. The catch is that the more questions they are asked, the harder they get.
When the questions become so tricky that they are beyond the competitors capability, they get to access their three life lines – phone a friend, 50/50 or ask the audience. Each life line gives some assistance to the contestant but their help is restricted to only three life lines. Once they are used up, the contestant is on their own.
There are some clear limitations to the life lines. I guess they’re better than nothing, but in the end the final answer chosen is still up to the competitor.
Application: There are lots of decisions that we have to make in our life time. Some are simple, like the early questions in WWTBAM. However, there are some other decisions that need to be made that come with expensive consequences. These decisions may not be worth a million dollars, but they do impact our future.
The great thing is that we have one ultimate lifeline. God is our phone a friend, 50/50 and ask the audience all rolled into one. And what’s even better is that He never runs out. We can keep calling on Him again and again and again.
But, just like on WWTBAM, the final decision is always ours. It’s our choice as to whether we call on Him or try to answer all on our own.
Prayer: Lord, so often we just try to do things on our own, forgetting that we have access to the wisdom of the universe. May our eyes turn to You, just like Jehoshaphat’s army. Although we feel we are in a losing situation, may our lifeline always be in Your hands. Amen.
What do you need a lifeline for?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.